MBB Set to Host NC State
Feb. 5, 2020 | 8:30 p.m. | ACCN
Watsco Center | Coral Gables, Fla.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami men’s basketball team resumes action on its home court Wednesday night.
Miami (11-10, 3-8 ACC) will take on NC State at 8:30 p.m. in its first of just three games at the Watsco Center this month.
The contest will be televised live on ACC Network HERE, with Chris Cotter and Chris Spatola on the call. Joe Zagacki and Danny Rabinowitz will have the radio broadcast on 560 The Joe WQAM HERE, while action can also be heard on WVUM 90.5 FM HERE and in Spanish on WMYM 990 AM HERE. Live stats for the game can be found HERE.
Miami owns an 11-14 all-time mark against NC State, including a 5-5 ledger at home and a 7-7 mark under ninth-year head coach Jim Larrañaga. In the first meeting between the teams this season, Jan. 15 in Raleigh, N.C., the Wolfpack recorded an 80-63 home triumph.
In its last outing, Miami dropped a 62-57 result at Pittsburgh Sunday afternoon. The Hurricanes played without junior guard Chris Lykes for the third consecutive game and redshirt junior guard Kameron McGusty for the second time in the past three affairs.
Redshirt junior center Rodney Miller, Jr., paced the Hurricanes with a career-high-tying 16 points, while freshmen guards Isaiah Wong and Harlond Beverly added 15 and 11 points, respectively. Senior guard Dejan Vasiljevic logged 10 points and a team-best nine boards in the setback.
NC State is 14-8 (5-6 ACC) on the season after dropping three straight games following a three-game winning streak. Redshirt senior guard CJ Bryce, who returned from injury the last time these sides faced off, is the Wolfpack’s leading scorer at 13.2 points per game.
The Wolfpack posted a 24-12 (9-9) record and reached the NIT quarterfinals in 2018-19 and then took sixth place in the ACC preseason poll before this year’s campaign.
After playing NC State, the Hurricanes hit the road to Tallahassee, Fla., for their final game of the regular season against a currently ranked foe, as they square off with eighth-ranked Florida State Saturday at noon at the Donald E. Tucker Civic Center, live on ACC Network.
The 2019-20 Miami Hurricanes men’s basketball season is presented by First National Bank.